Rene Daumal was born in 1908 in France and was a French spiritual para-surrealist writer and poet. He is known for his novels "A Night of Serious Drinking" and Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing". Daumal was self-taught in the Sanskrit language and translated some of the Tripitaka Buddhist canon into the French language, as well as translating the literature of the Japanese Zen scholar D.T. Suzuki into French. He was married to Vera Milanova, the former wife of the poet Hendrik Kramer. He died suddenly and prematurely from tuberculosis in 1944 in Paris.
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